A&A works on commercial premises must comply with the requirements detailed here. You can also use our renovation works e-Service to check the terms and conditions for the various works.
All renovation works generally require a Qualified Person (QP) to submit an application, to authorities such as the:
However, different clearance procedures apply for the following types of work:
A&A works in the lodgement works list
Items under the exemption list
Lodgement works and A&A items involving hacking works can only commence 5 working days after the date of lodgement. An NOA is required before work can commence. If no hacking is required, A&A works in the lodgement work list can commence immediately upon lodgement to HDB.
Documents to submit for commercial premises:
QPs or their representatives may purchase structural drawings at $30 per copy from:
3rd storey Atrium, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh.
The drawings provide details such as:
The purchase of structural drawings is subject to approval at the point of purchase. A copy of the HDB letter (e.g. Approval on the change of use/ trade, assignment, and resale etc) must be shown to the plan custodian when purchasing the structural drawing.
For further enquiries, please call 6490-3131.
There is no need to apply for clearance from HDB (PLG) for the renovation works stated in the exemption list, as long as you comply with the:
Refer here for the works allowed under the exemption list, and the conditions that apply to the specific works.
For units in HDB shopping and office complexes, please approach the respective Managing Agents.
Renovations specified in the lodgement works list require clearance from HDB. The owner / registered tenant must comply with the lodgement criteria and specific A&A conditions for lodgement.
* In the event that a QP(Arch) is not engaged, it is deemed that a QP(Structural), i.e. QP(ST) shall cover the minor scope of architectural A&A works and comply with the Fire Code and any other relevant code of practice.^ If there is no structural design involved, HDB does not object to accepting an endorsement of structural work by a QP(Arch) or QP(Mechanical). In such cases, the QP(Arch) or QP(Mechanical) is to sign on page 2 of the lodgement form (HDB-LDG-1105-01) and drawings.
See the general criteria and conditions for lodgement works.
Additional structural requirements for ACU mounted on installation details:
Additional structural requirements for ACUs resting on the floor:
Additional structural requirements for FCU with weight exceeding 35kg:
Mechanical electrical requirements:
Please apply for clearance from HDB before commencing on any renovations mentioned in our A&A works list.
A&A items list
Immediately above front entrance door
Directly above shop rear entrance door
All works under the exemption list are to comply with these general terms and conditions.
Here is a list of HDB shopping and office complexes.
You can rent a unit from our tenant or shop owner. These are the application instructions and conditions.
Here are details on the criteria and procedure to take over an HDB commercial unit from an existing tenant.